Pest Management

Minor use label expansion granted for KanemiteTM 15 SC miticide for control of mites on eggplant, caneberries and tree nuts

J. Chaput, OMAF & MRA, Minor Use Coordinator, Guelph

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion for KANEMITETM 15 SC MITICIDE for control of two-spotted spider mites on caneberries, eggplant and tree nuts in Canada. KANEMITETM 15 SC MITICIDE was already labeled in Canada for management of mites on pome fruit and outdoor ornamentals.

The minor use projects for eggplant and caneberries were sponsored by Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Pest Management Centre (AAFC-PMC) and submitted in 2007 and 2010 in response to minor use priorities identified by producers and extension personnel in Canada. The minor use project for tree nuts was sponsored by the minor use office of OMAF/MRA in 2010.

These registrations will provide producers with another pest management and resistance management tool to help manage this common pest problem of caneberries, eggplants and tree nuts in Canada.

The following is provided as a general, abbreviated outline for eggplant only. Users should consult the complete label before using KanemiteTM 15 SC miticide.

Pest: Two-spotted spider mite
Crop(s) Rate (L/ha) PHI Interval Comments
Eggplant 2.1 1 day 21 days Apply in 500 – 1,800 L water per ha; maximum of 2 applications per season

KanemiteTM 15 SC miticide should be used in an integrated pest management program and in rotation with other management strategies. This product is toxic to aquatic organisms. Do not contaminate any body of water by direct application, cleaning of equipment or disposal of wastes.

Follow all other precautions and directions for use on the  KanemiteTM 15 SC miticide label.

We wish to acknowledge the personnel of Arysta LifeScience North America for their support of this registration and the personnel of the Pest Management Regulatory Agency for evaluating and approving this important pest management tool.

For copies of the new supplemental label for eggplant contact Janice LeBoeuf, Ridgetown at 519- 674-1699 or; or visit the Arysta LifeScience website at

Note: This article is not intended to be an endorsement or recommendation for this particular product, but rather a notice of registration activity.

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